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ABS/MBS Market

Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues


Lawyers Get Busy on CLO-Retention Tactic

Collateralized loan obligation lawyers think they finally have figured out how to help issuers comply with risk-retention rules.

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March ABS Issuance Going Out Like a Lion

A wave of asset-backed bond deals is forming.

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Growing Heloc Fears Trigger Market Slide

Investors holding bonds backed by home-equity lines of credit have suddenly begun dumping the paper on the secondary market, driving prices sharply...

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Investors Chasing First Marblehead Paper

Investors are suddenly eager to get their hands on student-loan bonds that First Marblehead issued prior to the financial crisis.

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Credit Suisse Bond Bankers Changing Seats

Credit Suisse has lost a key member of its securitization team, while gaining another.

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Synchrony Eyes Costco Credit-Card Portfolio

Synchrony Financial is talking to investment bankers about a possible takeover of Costco Wholesale’s credit-card portfolio from American...

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Clayton Shakes Up Deal-Monitor Discussions

Clayton Holdings is making an aggressive play for a formal role in the development of a “benchmark” mortgage-bond offering.

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Outlook Shifts for Mortgage-Agency Reform

Has the federal government largely completed its overhaul of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

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Navient Hunting for Private-Loan Suppliers

Navient is seeking new sources of private student loans, a move that would position the operation as a more active issuer of asset-backed bonds.

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New Role for JP Morgan's Auto Banker

The executive who positioned J.P. Morgan as the leading underwriter of auto-loan bonds is taking another job at the bank.

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WinWater Issuing Team Lands Market Vet

Longtime mortgage-bond professional Ketan Parekh has resurfaced at WinWater Home Mortgage, assuming an immediate role in the company’s securitization...

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Fried-Chicken Chain Cooks Up Bond Deal

The owner of the Church’s Chicken and Texas Chicken fast-food chains is planning a securitization of its whole-business cashflows.

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